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MSU Spartans

WKAR.org will stream the memorial service for former Michigan State men's basketball coach Jud Heathcote Saturday at 5:00 p.m. EDT in Spokane, Washington. The stream is being provided by KREM-TV, the CBS affiliate in Spokane. 


MSU Basketball

Michigan State University Athletics announced the passing of basketball coach Jud Heathcote. He led the Spartans to their first NCAA Championship in 1979.  


MSU Women Fall to Purdue Marking Third Straight Loss

Jan 22, 2017
WKAR

The MSU women's basketball team lost to Purdue, 76-66, on Alumni Day Sunday night at the Breslin Center. The Spartans have lost three-straight games for the first time since the 2014-15 season. MSU is now 13-7 overall and 3-4 in Big Ten action. Purdue improves to 13-8 overall and 4-3 in league play.

WKAR

In a battle for top-dog in the CAAC Blue, the East Lansing boy's basketball team defeated Holt, 70-66, at home on Friday night. East Lansing star forward Brandon Johns was poked in the eye in the second quarter, but battled back to deliver a performance for the ages in the second half. Johns finished with a game-high 33 points (26 in the second half), 11 rebounds (now over 500 mark for career), six blocks, and four steals to lead the Trojans to victory. Steve Finamore's team now leads the conference at an undefeated 8-0, 5-0 record. 

Jankoska leads by effort and example

Dec 13, 2016
Zachary Swiecicki

Over six years ago, Tori Jankoska committed to play for Suzy Merchant and the Michigan State women’s basketball team. She was 15, going into her sophomore year at Freeland High School, but she always knew she wanted to play and help MSU reach the highest level.

East Lansing hoops star Brandon Johns drawing national attention

Dec 13, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Sophomore Brandon Johns towers while walking through the halls of East Lansing High School. He’s only 16, but his basketball ability and 6-foot-8 stature makes him stand out everywhere he goes.

MSU Freshies Turning Heads

Oct 20, 2016
WKAR

The MSU men's basketball team held Media Day on Thursday afternoon at the Breslin Center. As head coach Tom Izzo enters his 22nd season, he finds himself ushering-in his top recruiting class ever! With so much talent coupled with a ton of youth, what are the realistic expectations for the team?

Holt basketball's Faulds is thinking big

Oct 5, 2016
Griffin Wasik / WKAR

HOLT—Upon entering the Holt High School gymnasium, it’s clear that something special is happening. It’s that time of year where basketball season is just around the corner, and teams are deep into open gym practices, conditioning, and weight lifting.

Currier retires from Haslett girls hoops

Apr 11, 2016

HASLETT, Mich. - For 14 years, Haslett girls basketball and Bob Currier have shared a strong bond. Currier has decided it is time to retire, announcing in early April he will be stepping away as head coach of the varsity team. 

Haslett High School Girl's Basketball Roundup

Mar 21, 2016
Brett Kast / WKAR

What a difference a year makes.

Who's In Control?

Mar 15, 2016
WKAR

The No.2 Michigan State Spartans claimed their fifth Big Ten Tourney crown with a 66-62 victory over No. 13 Purdue. With the win, the Spartans are 5-1 overall in the Big Ten Tourney title game, the most in conference history. 

Okemos' Laya Hartman Taking Hoops World by Storm

Mar 15, 2016
Andrea Urban / WKAR

The Okemos varsity girls basketball team gained a new leader this season, in the form of freshman star point guard Laya Hartman. She is only 14, but is already averaging 19 points per game against older and more experienced players.

Spartans Edge Maryland for Date in Big Ten Tourney Ship

Mar 12, 2016
WKAR

The No. 2 Michigan State men's basketball team was able to squeak out a close win on Saturday over the No. 18 Maryland Terrapins in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tourney in Indianapolis, IN at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. 

Current Sports | 3/10/16 | #656

Mar 11, 2016
Big Ten Conference

How bad does sports hurt when its starts fall? Al Martin also invites DeShaun Tate of CBS Radio in Atlanta, Ga. to talk about the Big Ten Tournament and the show closes with "Throwback Thursday."


Current Sports | 3/9/16 | #655

Mar 9, 2016
WKAR

A recap of last night's girls basketball high school regional semi final action, including a chat with the head coach of the East Lansing Trojans, Rob Smith. We also dive into the Maria Sharapova banned substance news, and highlight Mark Dantonio's birthday! 


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